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Today's Death Notices
Andrew Cushman, 25, of Plymouth
Anthony Funaro, 74, of Norwich
Judith Mitchell, 72, of Bainbridge
Last Week's Obituaries
James H. Justice, JrPublished on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
James H. Justice, Jr., 69, of Sunrise Blvd, passed away December 2, 2013 surrounded by his family at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL.
He was born September 21, 1944 in DeRuyter, NY, a son of James J., Sr., and Frieda Ryan Justice. He was a graduate of Otselic Valley Central School and CCBI in Syracuse. James served in the US. Navy from 1967 to 1971. On December 30, 1967, he married Sandra K. Baldwin in McDonough, NY. Jim was a department supervisor at Sheffield Products in Norwich for 28 years until his retirement. Affectionately known as “The Mayor of Sunrise Blvd.”, he spent many hours visiting with and helping his neighbors. He was a car buff and a member of the Eatonbrook Lake Assoc. He was also a member of the American Legion Post in Norwich.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra; his children, Mark Justice and Brenda Liadka of Cicero; Stacey and Christopher Mussision, Kelly and Greg Isbell, all of Erieville; grandchildren, Jared and Jacob Justice, Brady and Alexander Mussision, Ethan and Lexi Isbell; sisters and brother-in-law, Ann Schell of Tampa, FL; Jane and Roger Rawson, DeRuyter; brother and sister-in-law, John and Stephanie Justice, Randleman, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton.
Spring interment with military honors will be in the Valley View Cemetery, South Otselic.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 to 11am prior to the service.
Contributions in his memory may be made to VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.
Richard Lyle KilgorePublished on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Richard Lyle Kilgore, 79, cherished and loving husband, father, and “Opa” died Thursday, December 5th at Azalea House at Meadowood in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Dick was born on January, 28, 1934 in Fresno, California. He was the son of Lyle Maxwell Kilgore and Pearl Spoor. Dick loved being outdoors; he grew up with the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite in his back yard. In his childhood he took many fishing and camping trips to the Sierras with his father and brother Jim. He played football, was a newspaper carrier for the Fresno Bee, and graduated from Fresno High School in 1952.
After high school Dick enlisted in the Navy. He served as a seaman and electrician on the USS Kula Gulf and was then stationed in Bayonne, New Jersey. After being honorably discharged, Dick enrolled at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. While at Wagner he met the love of his life, Heike Schander. They both graduated in 1962 and were married in Pond Eddy, New York on September 8, 1962.
When they were first married, Dick and Heike lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey where Dick worked as a Chemist at Best Foods. They then moved to Norwich, New York when Dick joined Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals (now Procter & Gamble) as a Microbiologist. His career spanned 34 years during which he had the opportunity to travel to South America and Europe. He loved those trips, taking the opportunity to immerse himself in the language, culture, and cuisine. He especially enjoyed his repeat trips to Italy, Germany, and France.
Dick was an avid fly fisherman who spent many hours fishing the lakes and streams around Norwich and in the Black Forest Colony in Glen Spey, New York. He also loved skiing and was a member of the Labrador Mountain National Ski Patrol for 34 years. He taught his children to ski when they were very young and the family spent most winter weekends at the mountain. His family has fond memories of Labrador: camping in the patrol room, dinners in the ski lodge, and après ski fellowship with other Patrol families.
Dick was a devoted husband, father, and Opa who valued family above all. He was a kid at heart, with a great sense of humor. Outgoing and fun, he loved meeting and talking to people and could make friends anywhere he went. He delighted in singing songs at the top of his lungs and telling corny jokes to his children and grandchildren. Dick loved to dance; he and Heike could always be seen “cutting a rug” on the dance floor at parties and weddings.
Dick and Heike lived in Norwich for 50 years. They loved the small town atmosphere and community, and treasured the many deep and lasting friendships they made there. They moved to Meadowood retirement community in April of 2013.
Besides his parents, Dick was predeceased by his mother- and father-in-law Margot and Gus Peterson; his aunt and uncle Marie and Horace Jones; and life-long friend Rolf Stensrud.
Left to cherish his memories are Heike Kilgore, his loving wife of 51 years; his children: Karin Kilgore-Green and her husband George, of Glens Falls, New York; Jim Kilgore and his wife Tiffany, of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania; and Kristin Kilgore Kuntz and her husband Stephen, of Randolph, New Jersey; his grandchildren: Kaitlin and Emma Green; Carly, Brian, Griffin and Aubrey Kilgore; and Matthew Kuntz. He is also survived by his brother Jim Kilgore and his wife Gale, of California; nephew Brian Kilgore and his wife Jenny, of Nevada; niece Jamey Robinson and her husband John, of California; nephew Scott Kilgore and his wife Sheri, of California; and many special and dear friends.
At a future date, the family will host a celebration of Dick’s life in Norwich, New York and then return his ashes to his beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains.
For those wishing to remember Dick in a special way, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or www.alz.org.
The family sends a special thank you to the Azalea House staff at Meadowood who gave Dick such wonderful and loving care.
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Patricia St. DennyPublished on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
PATRICIA ST. DENNY
NORWICH – Patricia St. Denny, 72, who always brought warmth, compassion, and a smile to those around her, passed away on December 7, 2013 at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.
Pat dealt with this brief illness in a very positive manner always displaying class, dignity, along with her lifelong sense of humor which gave her family and close friends’ great comfort during this difficult period.
The eldest of three children, Pat was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 9, 1941. Raised in Norwich since age four, Pat was known by many from an early age as her parents, Charlie and Lee Griffis, built and ran Griff’s Diner – a popular spot during its day, now Mary’s on the Corner. Soon after graduating from Norwich High School she married William A. Cusack who predeceased her. In 1979 she married Ralph St. Denny, founder of the Norwich Pennysaver, who brought her great joy and happiness.
Prior to her children being born Pat worked for Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals and as they grew older she would help her parents at their diner or at the Legion Park at Chenango Lake. This was followed by employment as office manager for Daniel Mikonen, DDS and then gave of her time to become involved with more charitable roles.
Perhaps her most fulfilling was her involvement with the Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Program having helped in its’ creation and in becoming one of the first certified mediators in New York State. Always one for having a good time she was the chairperson for her high school’s 50th and 55th class reunions.
Artistic pursuits were also always part of Pat’s life, from water color painting, needle work, and more, the results of which are proudly on display in the homes of numerous friends and family members. Home improvements and gardening were also passions of hers and she took great pleasure in the gardens she and Ralph created at the home they basically gutted and expanded over the years.
Pat also enjoyed travel, her fondest memories of which were the many trips she and Ralph made to Puerto Rico, Florida, San Francisco, numerous National Pennysaver Association Conventions and to Cincinnati to visit family. Though, given her near boundless energy for shopping and great food, Pat’s family would sometimes lovingly joke that these were the real motivation for her visits. In recent years, her sister and friends greatly enjoyed their frequent outings to Turning Stone Casino Resort for food, fun, and gaming.
Throughout her life Pat truly had many fulfilling interests, but none more than her unconditional dedication to her family and friends. Those who knew her best knew she had a huge heart, an ever open-mind, and a willingness to help in whatever way she could to those in need. These acts of kindness and support were done in a very discreet manner.
Pat will truly be missed by many as she was always there for those she loved and cared for. Be it with a simple hug, or offering a compassionate ear…even if it was a phone call very late at night.
In addition to her son, William and his wife Betsy Cusack of West Chester, Ohio; Pat leaves behind two step sons, Mark St. Denny of St. Petersburg, Florida, and David (Robyn) St. Denny of Roxbury, Connecticut. Pat is also survived by five grand-children: Brian and Rachel Cusack, Brandon St. Denny, Travis and Stephanie St. Denny and their mom Beth Kelly; two siblings, sister Gail and her husband Ron Annese of Norwich and brother Tom and his wife Venna Griffis of Loveland, Colorado; a nephew, nieces, and many others who, given their special relationship with Pat, felt she was like their second Mom.
Pat was predeceased by her son Michael St. Denny and her husband, Ralph St. Denny whom she adored.
Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home Friday, December 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Reese, Pastor of the Columbus Community Church, officiating.
Memorial donations can be made to Roots and Wings, 34 – 36 Berry Street, Norwich or to a charity of ones’ choice.
Joan WaldronPublished on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
KEENE, N.H. – Joan O. Waldron died comfortably and at peace on Saturday December 7, 2013 at Prospect Place in Keene, NH. She was born January 18, 1938 the daughter of Thomas P. O’Connor and Ana Luise (Schmidt) O’Connor in White Plains, NJ. Joan graduated in 1956 from Plainfield High School, Plainfield, NJ, and the East Orange General Hospital School of Nursing in 1959 where she earned her R.N. degree. She began her nursing career in Charleston, S.C. at the Hospital Medical School of South Carolina where she was the head pediatric nurse. Throughout her life Joan used her nursing training and her sensitivity, care, and concern to provide assistance for others in their homes and in her neighborhood.
On November 28, 1959 she married Dr. James L. Butterfield and together they raised three children. Life took them from New Jersey, to South Carolina, to Landstuhl, West Germany, and to New Berlin, NY in 1967. While living in New Berlin Joan was an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and served on the New Berlin Central School Board of Education. Joan worked for Dr. Richard Hood in New Berlin for a number of years.
After moving to Sidney, NY in 1988 Joan worked at the Sidney Hospital. She married Claude F. Waldron, III on February 12, 1989. Together they enjoyed camping, fishing, eating out, and spending time with family and friends. Joan loved traveling and spending time on the Maine coast. She was an avid reader, spent time antiquing and doing various crafts, and was known for her knitting and needlepoint which continue to warm hands and hearts and decorate the homes of many. Joan’s sense of humor and warm personality put others at ease. She always shared an encouraging word, did just the right thing, or provided just the right thoughtful, helpful, or meaningful gift. Joan’s life was enriched by her friends and their lives are better for having known her.
Joan moved to Keene, NH in 2011 to be closer to her family and to reside at Prospect Place. She enjoyed the residents and staff in this special community where she found the love and support needed to enjoy the remaining years of her life amidst the health challenges she faced. She loved her family dearly and especially valued time spent with her grand-daughters.
Survivors include her son James E. Butterfield and his wife Kathryn of Richmond, NH and their three daughters Kristen, Rachael, and Megan; her daughter-in-law Michele Butterfield, of Portland, ME, and her daughters Siena and Francesca; her sisters Francis Oldehoff of Belvidere, NJ, Caroline Riley of New Berlin, NY, Ruth Marko and her husband William of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Marjorie McKeever and her husband Dalton of Cleremont, FL.; along with a number of nieces and nephews. Joan is pre-deceased by her parents, by her daughter Ruth E. Butterfield, by her son Louis B. Butterfield, and by her husband Claude F. Waldron III.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday December 14, 2013 at The United Church of Winchester, Winchester, NH. The Rev. David Hughes will officiate. There will be a time to greet the family after the service. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Andrew’s cemetery, New Berlin, NY. An announcement of these arrangements will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests providing a donation in Joan’s name to Prospect Place, 361 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 or to HCS Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Community Services of Keene (hcsservics.org), NH. The Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Keene, NH (www.fletcher-funeralhome.com) is responsible for arrangements.
Edward MooneyPublished on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
EDWARD L. MOONEY
HOLY CROSS VILLAGE – Edward Mooney, a resident of Holy Cross Village, died December 7, 2013. He was born January 17, 1921, in Columbia, South Carolina, the only child of Neil Mooney and Mildred Fryover Mooney. He spent most of his life in Norwich, New York, a place he dearly loved for its beauty and its small town values and lifestyle. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Alfred University, and a master’s degree from Syracuse, New York. He was a ceramic engineer who worked on jet propulsion and rocket engines; he actually was a rocket scientist! He was a perfectionist who passed up many offers of more prestigious positions so that he and his wife could raise their family in Norwich. Ed and Connie moved to South Bend, Indiana, in 1992 to be near four of their grandchildren.
Ed served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in India working in the supply lines for the flights “over the hump” into China. He was proud of hia service to our country and proud of his son Scott’s West Point education and service in U.S. Special Forces.
He married Consuelo Scott in 1948 and they had three children, Carol Ann, Nancy, and Scott. But Connie’s definition of family was expansive and Ed, who was an only child, learned to live in a household that often hosted his sister-in-law and various nieces and nephews. In fact, Ed and Connie’s Studebaker sedan was known to transport as many as 10 people up into the Adirondack mountains for vacation; that was the era before seat belts.
Ed was a reserved New Englander whose quietness was deceiving. He was a star athlete in both high school and college, excelling in pole vault when bamboo poles were used. He loved big band jazz and dancing. He had such a great sense of humor that he was in constant demand as roastmaster for retirement dinners. He loved Connie so much that he really couldn’t talk about her after her death except to constantly marvel at how she had always gone out of her way to help other people.
Edward was predeceased by his wife Consuelo and their son, Scott Edward. He is survived by his two daughters Carol Ann Mooney of South Bend, Indiana, and Nancy McCarter of Jupiter, Florida, and a son-in-law who was also Ed’s buddy, George Efta. He was also survived by seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Efta, Christine Efta (Kevin Fortner), Caitlin Riley (Chad Riley), Valerie Efta, Jennifer Hargrave, Katharine Hargrave, and Allison Hargrave, and two great-grandchildren, Violet and Quinten Fortner.
Visitation will take place at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home in Norwich on Friday, December 13 from 5:30-7:30pm… A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Paul’s Church in Norwich, New York at 11 am on Saturday, December 14. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Consuelo and Edward Mooney scholarship fund at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.
Rest in Peace, Dad. We love you.
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